Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback was a no show at a crime victims’ rights conference hosted by his office, sending a brief video greeting instead.
The governor had been expected to attend the 18th annual state event Thursday in Wichita. The crowd collectively groaned when informed legislative matters had kept Brownback away.
The conference brings together law enforcement, victim advocates, social service providers and others to learn about available resources and services.
In a video lasting less than two minutes, Brownback thanked attendees for their work in meeting the most basic need of crime survivors. He told them that what they do is tremendously important, saying the state is a better place for it.